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Forsch Komplementmed. 2012;19(5):258-61. doi: 10.1159/000342985. Epub 2012 Oct 5.

[Emergency treatment of epilepsy with Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) and body acupuncture – acupuncture in emergency medicine: a case report].

[Article in German]

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Fachbereich Chinesische Medizin, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Deutschlands. thomas-schockert@gmx.net

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Worldwide, acupuncture is used in conflict areas and increasingly also as a supportive measure in emergency medicine.

METHODS:

In this case, the treatment of epilepsy, masseter cramp, unconsciousness and respiratory arrest by means of YNSA and body acupuncture with only 3 acupuncture needles is described. The 3 points used were YNSA basal ganglia point, Renzhong and Qiangu.

RESULTS:

After application of the needles, the epileptic fit stopped, the unconscious patient opened his mouth and started breathing spontaneously.

CONCLUSION:

In this case, acupuncture simplified the emergency procedure as a supportive treatment method and provided the patient with fast and safe relief.

PMID:
23128101
DOI:
10.1159/000342985
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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